Step 1. Start with a product roadmap template
You'll get a basic roadmap template with some products and a time frame that includes a few quarters.
Step 2. Determine your time frame
Replace quarters with months or years as you need. You can easily add or delete columns using the SmartPanel to the left of the roadmap that contains your tool pallettes and symbols.
Step 3. Define rows
The rows in a product roadmap can represent different products, different aspects of the same product, or differnet teams working on the same product. SmartDraw makes it easy to change the labels and add and delete rows as needed.
Step 4. Add initiatives and features
Use the bars to represent the development of features and functionality. You can drag and drop additional bars to your roadmap and use your mouse to drag the bar to extend or shorten the time frame for the development of that particular feature.
To move any bar along the time frame, click and drag the green arrows on the bar. This allows you to control where the bar appears on your roadmap horizontally. To move your bar vertically, just grab it and move it to another row.
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